COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Compare train tickets from Charlotte to New Orleans

Lowest Prices

We partner with all bus & train carriers to find the best fares.

No Wanderu Fees

Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.

Best Travel Options

We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.

Charlotte-New Orleans Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Charlotte to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Charlotte to New Orleans usually takes around 19 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 17 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance649 mi (1044 km)
Fastest train17h 47m
Lowest price£81.66
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Charlotte to New Orleans?

In the last month, £89.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to New Orleans, LA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £21.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£160£107£53JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Charlotte to New Orleans will vary between £82 and £151. Planning a train trip to New Orleans within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Charlotte over the next 7 days is £86. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£107£85£64£43£21JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Charlotte to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £82 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to New Orleans in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £96 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£124£99£75£50£253020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from Charlotte will be about £21.69 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to New Orleans?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Charlotte, North Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent119h 3m£101.46
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Charlotte to New Orleans take about 19 hours and 3 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £82.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte to New Orleans during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to New Orleans?

The distance between Charlotte and New Orleans is approximately 649 miles, or 1044 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 hours and 47 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Charlotte to New Orleans are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Charlotte at 02:00 and arrives in New Orleans around 17 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Charlotte to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to New Orleans with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Orleans to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to New Orleans for £100.13.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Charlotte.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

Need a return trip from New Orleans to Charlotte?

Search Train Tickets

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.

With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.

Book coaches and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

wanderu
iPhone
wanderu
Android
Available on iOS & Android